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Garlic Festival Terrorism
So another white domestic terrorist murdered 3 Children of Color under the banner of white supremacy. Cue Joe Rogan, Congress, Sam Harris, Ben Shapiro, NeoLibs, the ✌🏽Intellectual✌🏽Dark web etc, picking their naval lint and making false equivalencies with Antifa.
Attention seattle-area folx:
The seattle branch of the IWW will be holding an Organizer Training 101 (OT101) on August 24 and 25
Interested in organizing your own workplace to fix the problems the bosses won't?
Then check out registration page here: https://seattleiww.org/ot101registration/
tweet from the seattle iww account: https://twitter.com/SeattleIWW/status/1148343521226551296
Nothing the conservatives are doing here is 'new'. These are the same beliefs and policies they've held their whole terms, simply allowed to run rampant. And any tactics that they only just now are adopting? They pulled straight from history books. Conservatism is incapable of building new thought and structures, it can only continue the old ways. There is no new conservatism, in my belief, they have always been fascist (or proto-fascist) and we (white people) just never had to see it for what it was.
It's important, to me, to understand this. To understand how long the battle has been waging, to understand our opponent's strengths and limitations. They have the kyriarchy and time behind them, yes, but they can never innovate like us.
How do #anarchist s deal with disruptive people? I've seen the intentionally disruptive taken to one side by someone who effectively sacrifices themselves and absorbs their efforts instead of letting it spread to the wider group. Are there other techniques?
talking about "not crossing the amazon picket line" is fun symbolic action and all, but everyone probably "scabbed" because pretty much every website, app, point of sale, etc. (including your masto instance) is likely using AWS
we are still at a point where people are shocked company X is actually company Y
(goodreads = amazon, whatsapp = FB)
meanwhile, amazon is literally monopolizing the infrastructure so even our "decentralized, federated, coop run" stuff is going through them
The media is lying.
#WillemVanSpronsen didn't hurt anyone and didn't target cops.
He destroyed ICE transport vehicles.
Unlike the right wing murderers of Heather Heyer and 9 Charleston churchgoers, Willem was given an extrajudicial execution by Tacoma Police.
Rest in power.
Fwd from Haymaker Gym, Chicago on the death of anarchist, antifascist Wilem Van Spronsen who attempted to burn immigration police buses to sabotage deportation enforcement at NWDC in Tacoma, WA (run by GEO Group):
"Sometimes our love, rage, and grief hit a breaking point & we do things that feel right even though they aren’t strategic. I don’t know what #WillemVanSpronsen was feeling in his last hours but my guess is that he desperately wanted to end the horror of fascist camps *right now*."
seattle police violence / attempted murder
"Seattle police release video of officers shooting woman in International District "
katie herzog is the undisputed champion of bad takes and liberal fascist apologetics
"If the members of Antifa actually wanted to effect political change and counter the aims of the Proud Boys, they could put down the milkshakes and, say, register people to vote."
"Members of Antifa beat a small, gay, Asian-American journalist in Portland this weekend. Brave! "
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